Internationalization Options in AngularJS and Salesforce: Part 3 – Language Conversions

In part one of this series, we covered how to leverage some of the settings from the user’s profile in Salesforce to control the locale settings in angularJS. In part two, we extended that example to include Time Zones and looked at other options for displaying data in the logged in user’s time zone. In this post, we will again leverage the profile settings of the logged in user to display the page content (titles, descriptions, etc. – not data contained in Salesforce objects) in the language selected by the user. We cover two options in this post: how to do the language conversion in angular and how to do it using the Salesforce translation workbench. The POC code leverages the second approach.

Internationalization Options in AngularJS and Salesforce: Part 2 – Time Zone Conversions

In part one of this series, we covered how to leverage some of the settings from the user’s profile in Salesforce to control the locale settings in angularJS. In this post, we will build off that initial example and extend it to cover time zone conversions. This will enable us to see all the data presented to the logged in user in that user’s time zone. This example could be further extended to allow the logged in user to see the data presented in another user’s time zone. An example of this is if an activity, task, or event needs to be assigned to a user in a different time zone, it is created in their time zone, not the time zone of who has created the activity. As long as the correct time zone is pulled from their profile, the new task is created in their time zone using the techniques outlined below.

Internationalization Options in AngularJS and Salesforce: Part 1 – Localization

An ISV partner recently asked us what their options were for performing internationalization (language translations, locale formatting, time zones, etc.) within a JavaScript Framework – specifically angularJS. They were looking to increase their app’s performance but did not want to give up all the “goodness” that they receive by using Visualforce components (think locale formatting for dates or currency). The ISV TE team did some research and came back with some options that could be leveraged to perform internationalization in angularJS. This is the first of a four-part series blog to cover our findings. Part one of this series will cover Localization. Part two will cover TimeZones Conversions. Part three will cover Language Conversions. Finally, Part four will cover Currency Conversions.

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Packaging and Distributing Lightning Connect for ISVs

Lightning Connect is now available for distribution by the ISV partners. We have seen a lot of interest in Lightning Connect, so this is welcome news for the partner ecosystem. Lightning Connect is a very powerful enabling technology that brings to bear a whole new set of integration patterns which were either not possible or very cumbersome to accomplish before. This article will cover some of the potential benefits of Lightning Connect technology and describe how it can be packaged and included in your ISV application for distribution.

Collaborating with Communities – FAQ for ISVs

This FAQ answers many of the questions that you may have as you build your application and are exploring how customers can engage their external users.